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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 16, 1913, Image 10

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As long as the typewriter oil holds
out, we are just as able to make
trades as the next one, so here goes:
The old story that Fred Merkle of
the Giants is to be swapped for Ed
Konetchy of the Cards has popped up
again, impetus beingvgiven the yarn
by Merkle's misfortune in the world's
series. Fred's work was not all the
result of foggy brain cells, but he
is in bad with the fans and that is
liable to crab him as a winning play
er in New York.
Konetchy is a made-to-order Mc
Graw style of player. He is not over
burdened with baseball gray matter
and would let McGraw do the think
ing. Ed is content to catch throws at
first base and step to the plate and
swat the old pill. He thinks In dou
bles and triples and never along in
side lines. That is what McGraw
wants. Hell do the planning if the
men will carry out his orders me
chanically. He cannot get an even deal, Merkle
for Koney, as the Big Train Is a hard
hitter and well liked in St. Louis.
"Why isn't it reasonable to chuck in
a couple of other players? How does
Konetchy and Whttted for Merkle
and Herzog sound? Mighty reason
able, though a denial will be in order
tomorrow.
Twenty-four hours before Jake
Stahl was canned as manager of the
Boston Red Sox it was announced
that no change will be made in the
management.
Jeff Tesreau has the fever and was
married today to Miss Elizabeth
Blake of New York. He is the third
member of the Giants tc marry with
in three weeks
It is reported that Rube Marquard
used the money he won in the world's
series to settle the alienation suit
brought against him by Joseph Kane,
who was Blossom Seeley's husband
until the Rube came along.
Hard luck for Kane this his suit
was gainst a Mackman. Only a dif
ference of $1,000. ,
Tom Hughes has been turned down ;
as an umpire by Ban Johnson, ac
cording to word sent to Manager
Clark Grifilth of Washington. The
American League president said
Hughes must firse secure some ex
perience in a minor league. Hughes
had intended to retire from the box
this season.
Bat Nelson says he has retired
from the ring because he is all in
as a fighter. This opinion from the
Dane makes It unanimous. Ad Wol
gast had a big hand in his retirement.
The Battler says he has reached the
end of his rope and cannot stand the
gaff any longer. Bat wait until Bat is
offered a purse to be mauled around.
He'll forget about his retirement.
Harry Lewis, who was perhaps fat-
aUyinjured in a bout with Joe Borrel
in Philadelphia Tuesday nighty was
once arrested on a manslaughter
charge in connection with a fight He
knocked Mike Ward out in the ninth
round at Reeds Lake, Mich., seven
years ago, and Ward died the follow
ing morning. Lewis was arrested and
acquitted.
Football dope would be interesting
if any reliance could be placed in It
In baseball you go out and see the
games and get a fairly accurate idea
what the players can do. But in the
pigskin game it is something' else
again. One game a week and prac
tice the other five Is the order. And
the major portion of those five prac
tice days are put in behind closed
gates, the dopester being forced to
take whatever news is handed him
by the coach.
As a rule the coach is a pessimistic
individual. He'll tell you five days in
the week thatihis team is made up of
a bunch of human swiss cheeses,
with the holes predominating. He
thinks it possible that they might
lick Vassar, but would be helpless
against a team of grammar-school
kids.
Then on the sixth day the game' is
played, and nine times out of ten the
big team, the subject of all these bear
stories, .rolls over its opponent. You
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